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In Europe, constellation work has been successfully applied in personal and organizational development for many years.

You may have heard of “family constellations”. Our Systemic Coaching Constellations go way beyond that.

a three-dimensional representation of an issue

Our unique Systemic Coaching Constellations provide a starting point to

view your issue
from different and new perspectives

uncover (hidden) dynamics
and interdependencies in a system’s structure

develop fresh options
to deal with those dynamics.

The approach is simple, yet powerful and solution-focused.

CURIOUS TO DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW?

If you're curious and interested in discovering a unique approach to

overcome
a block on the way to your goal

make
a decision

solve
a conflict,

join us for an experiential Systemic Coaching Constellations workshop.

The maximum number of participants is 15. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

You’ll find the upcoming workshops in our calendar.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A WORKSHOP

  1. A workshop participant provides an issue to work on.
  2. In a dialogue with the facilitator, the client briefly explains their issue and clarifies what they want the outcome of the constellation to be: greater clarity, help with a decision, ideas to solve an issue, etc.
  3. The client asks participants to represent the elements and structural aspects of their issue that were defined in the initial dialogue with the facilitator.
  4. The client places the representatives somewhere in the room, one after the other.
  5. The facilitator asks the representatives what kind of (physical or other) differences they have been experiencing since they have been placed in that particular spot. What they perceive physically and emotionally corresponds to the client’s internal image of their issue and often leads to new understandings. This process continues with a variety of careful and respectful suggestions by the facilitator and ends when there is a new balance in the system’s structure. This new balance typically comes with new ideas to solve the issue and other insights for the client.

Being a representative in a constellation or just watching it usually offers an impressive experience for the workshop participants.

The maximum number of participants is 15. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Check out our FAQs for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Systemic Coaching Constellations?

Systemic Coaching Constellation workshops are a non-traditional and experiential type of group work. You may have heard of “family constellations.” Maybe you have already attended a family constellation here in California.

Systemic Coaching Constellations go way beyond classical family constellations. Being based on the SySt® approach that was developed (by Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibéd) and scientifically researched in Germany, they are a more refined and solution-focused form of constellation work.

By providing a “three-dimensional representation” of an issue, a Systemic Coaching Constellation helps you to make the structure of your issue visible and to uncover and address its underlying dynamics and interdependencies. Thanks to this new perspective, you can tackle that issue in a more effective way in your real life.

The approach is simple, yet powerful and outcome-oriented.

In Europe, constellation work has been successfully applied in personal and organizational development for many years.

What Exactly Happens In A Systemic Coaching Constellations Workshop?

  1. A workshop participant provides an issue for a constellation. This can be pretty much anything (e.g. a family or relationship issue, a conflict or challenge in a work team, organization or at home, a difficult project as well as a physical symptom, an upcoming decision or a catch-22 situation in the client’s personal or professional life).
  1. In a dialogue with the host, the client briefly clarifies what they want to achieve with the constellation: greater clarity, help with a decision, ideas to solve an issue, etc. Actually, we don’t even need a detailed explanation of the problem. Interestingly enough, by referring to the elements and structural aspects of their issue with letters, the client can also provide information in a “covert” way. For example: “I am torn between A and B and would like to get more clarity. If I go for A, this could have an effect on C and D. If I decide to go for B, this can have consequences for E and F.
”
  1. As a next step, the client asks participants to be representatives of those identified elements and components.
  1. The client places the chosen representatives somewhere in the room, one after the other.
  1. Now the facilitator asks the representatives what kind of (physical or other) differences they have been experiencing since they have been placed in that particular spot and what they perceive in relation to other representatives.

Often without even knowing what or whom they are representing, representatives can provide very useful information and insights for the client. This “representative perception” is the starting point of a process that concludes when thoughtful interventions have led to a new balance in the system’s structure. As a result, the client typically has fresh ideas how they can solve their issue in real life.

Participants who address an issue in a constellation qualify for a follow-up coaching session at a reduced fee.

What's In It For You?

By addressing an issue in a constellation you can experience the issue’s structure transform from its present form into a more balanced version. The resulting clarity and new levels of understanding usually make it easier for you to take the necessary steps in real life.

Being a representative in a constellation or just watching one as an observer is usually an impressive experience for workshop attendants as they often gain insights about their own issues.

Without prior knowledge, it frequently happens that participants are asked to stand in for a particular element of the client’s issue that actually relates to something that’s going on in their own lives at that time. So they can benefit profoundly from the interventions that are aimed to help the client.

As a representative you also have the opportunity to experience resourceful and powerful emotional states as well as what a desired transformation and the first steps in the right direction feel like. This increases the odds for you to enhance and integrate those qualities into your own life.

Who Can Address An Issue In A Workshop?

Every time someone attends an SCC workshop, they get a point. In any given workshop, participants who have the highest number of points that day get the opportunity to address their issue in a constellation.

Participants who address an issue in a constellation qualify for a follow-up coaching session at a reduced fee.

In a three hour workshop we usually get to do two constellations.

What Are Participants Saying About Their Experiences In A Systemic Coaching Constellation?

In a Systemic Coaching Constellation workshop I addressed some unresolved issues with members of my family of origin. These unspoken issues were weighing on me, and I used to make assumptions about the situation.

At the beginning, I found everything very confusing. But during the constellation I was able to see how these family members were interacting with each other and me, and it made total sense. The interventions Sylvia did with some of the representatives (asking them to change position and say particular statements) helped me feel more at peace with the situation now.

I now feel happier and willing to contact them, and trust I won’t be disappointed if they don’t reply.

A.S.

 

My frustrations had reached epic proportions and stagnation set in as my dream career seemed out of reach.

The conversation between Sylvia and I prior to the constellation excavated and resuscitated my dream. Rather than continuing to consider different lifeless options I started to focus on increasing my chances of success in my dream career. I had an immediate boost of creativity, and the results anchor me whenever my mind begins to wander into its previous familiar track.

During the constellation, I gained insight into different aspects of my issue and felt deeply connected to my resources in an embodied way.

Now I am taking steps to nurture my dream. The felt pulsation of a new life excites me and pulls me forward.

The process continues..

N.R.

 

The constellation work was powerful. Even just the conversation with Sylvia before the workshop helped me see things I hadn’t been aware of before.

Approaching my issue in a constellation allowed me to see the situation as a system with the various players in it, some of which I had not given attention before. It also allowed me to step into my client’s perspective and as a result experience more compassion for him.

What was unique was that I got to see myself as part of the system. It was mind-blowing when the person who represented me in the constellation, said one sentence, which accurately summed up my actual attitude and made me see how I myself had contributed to the system dynamics.

A.T.

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26aug6:00 pm9:00 pmSystemic Coaching ConstellationsAn experiential workshop.Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching Event Organized By: Sylvia Kurpanek Investment: $35; $18 Early Registration Fee by August 21, 2020; $5 if you "Bring-Someone-New-Along" or are a "Curious First Timer".

29aug(aug 29)9:00 am12sep(sep 12)5:00 pmTRULY SLIM for Individuals (August 29 & September 12, 2020)​Get ​and ​stay ​(!) ​slim with FOUR KEY STRATEGIES.Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching Event Organized By: Sylvia Kurpanek Investment: $1,880; Early Registration Fee by July 25, 2020: $1,580; Group Rate: Save an additional $200 by signing up with a friend.  

17sep(sep 17)9:00 am20(sep 20)4:00 pmLIMBIC COACHING® CertificationLearn how to coach "on the correct floor" of the brain.Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching Event Organized By: Sylvia Kurpanek Investment: $2,680; Early Registration Fee by July 9, 2020: $2,280; Group Rate: Save an additional $200 by signing up together with a colleague.

23sep6:00 pm9:00 pmSystemic Coaching ConstellationsAn experiential workshop.Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching Event Organized By: Sylvia Kurpanek Investment: $35; $18 Early Registration Fee by September 18, 2020; $5 if you "Bring-Someone-New-Along" or are a "Curious First Timer".

10oct(oct 10)10:00 am11(oct 11)5:00 pmPALO ALTO COACHING Vertiefungskurs "Dysfunktionale Glaubenssätze und Loyalitäten"Eine tolle Möglichkeit zur Supervision, um Gelerntes aufzufrischen und zu vertiefen und damit noch sicherer im gehirngerechten Kurzzeit-Coaching zu werdenMovit Köln Event Organized By: Sylvia Kurpanek Investment: € 850 zzgl. MwSt. Frühbucherpreis bis 1. August 2020: € 650 zzgl. MwSt.


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